Sunday was windy – very!

The pressure gradient was high on sunday between low pressure to the north and high pressure to the south west resulting in a very windy day with a peak gust of 31mph.

With strong, gusty winds and from a cooler westerly direction it was not going to be a warm day with a maximum of 17.8C, which was a significant 5C below the 36-year July average. Overnight was a cool night as the thermometer fell below average (-1.6C) with a low of 10.3C. During the 9.3 hours of sunshine the UV level rose to 8.9 being in the ‘Very High’ category and the highest this month.

The wind began to slowly abate after 16.00 Sunday afternoon falling completely out at 03.30 Monday morning.

Monday brought us bright periods after dawn with the wind now light. The barometric pressure has been rising for the past twenty-four hors, which should dampen out the showers linked with the depression having migrated to Scandinavia.